Starter removal?

Tiny
JOHN HALL2
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
Starter bolts are out but it won't pass through exhaust pipe.
Saturday, January 28th, 2023 AT 1:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

There is a bracket between the engine and transmission that needs to be removed. Once that is out, you can lower the starter downward.

I attached the directions below for you. Take a look through them and let me know if they help.

Take care,

joe

See pics below.
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Saturday, January 28th, 2023 AT 10:57 PM
Tiny
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On my S10, there's no bracket between engine and transmission concerning starter removal?
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Monday, January 30th, 2023 AT 11:43 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

That's odd. By chance, could you take a pic of what is obstructing you from removing it? According to two manuals, that is what needs to be removed, but if it isn't there, that certainly isn't the issue.

Let me know.

Joe
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Monday, January 30th, 2023 AT 7:23 PM
Tiny
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No bracket. It's the exhaust blocking removal.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

I never had that issue. If you aren't able to remove it in any direction, the only thing you can do is lower the exhaust.

Are the bolts that hold the down pipe to the manifold in good condition? You should be able to just remove them, and it will drop down low enough to remove the starter.

I wish I was there to see what you are dealing with. That would make it a lot easier. LOL

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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There isn't a bracket or a shield and exhaust looks custom. Thanks for help.
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Thursday, February 9th, 2023 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Thanks for the update. If someone changed the exhaust, that makes it difficult for me. Not being there to see what you are dealing with makes it nearly impossible. Are you able to disconnect the down pipe off the manifold? Or is that even a possibility?

If the system is customized and you have already gone through this much effort, chances are the exhaust will need remove or at least loosened enough to make enough room to remove the starter. Can you upload a couple of pics so I can see what you are dealing with?

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, February 9th, 2023 AT 5:51 PM

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